Penned in the Margins
Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019
Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award 2018
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize
The Perseverance is the multi-award-winning debut by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. The Perseverance is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditations on the d/Deaf experience.